The local fans have requested it and Joseph Clark has listened. His hit show, Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen, heads to Pretoria in July.
After incredible public demand, the lead vocalist extraordinaire Joseph Clark will be in Pretoria with Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen, at Sun Arena, Time Square, Menlyn Maine for 3 performances only from Friday 20 – Sunday 22 July 2018.
Joseph and his band are proud to open and be the first production to play in the Sun Arena’s new 1500-seater Theatre layout, located in the Arena.
Joseph says: “My introduction to the Sun Arena was the two shows of Classics Is Groot on 9 June. It was an incredible experience. I was honoured when asked to open their new concept of a more intimate theatre-style space. The Music of Queen lends itself perfectly to traditional theatres as well as arenas and the audience will be thrilled watching the show more “up-close and personal”.
He continues; “I’m also thrilled to be back in Gauteng after a hiatus of 3 years as I’ve been travelling internationally consistently since I was last here with a “Queen performance” at the SA State Theatre in 2015.”
Added to the sensory experience, Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen also features a star-studded band of top local and international musicians; Nathan Smith/Axe Lourens (Lead Guitars/Vocals); Richard Brokensha (Guitars/Vocals); Kyle Petersen (Piano/Keyboards/Keytar/Vocals); Trevor Donjeany (Bass) and Peach van Pletzen (Drums).
Joseph and his band tour internationally with this powerful tour de force and played to over 30,000 Queen-fans in The Gelredome Stadium in The Netherlands in 2011 after which they followed up with European theatre runs and outdoor concerts till November 2017.
Queen crossed all musical genres and the line-up of songs in Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen is like no other Queen tribute. Apart from classics like We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are The Champions, I Want To Break Free, Killer Queen, Fat Bottomed Girls, Bicycle Race, and Bohemian Rhapsody, they also cover songs not normally performed live, including Innuendo, You Take My Breath Away, Is This The World We Created, Too Much Love Will Kill You, Mother Love and In My Defence.
Says Clark; “I’m not a believer in impersonating great artists. But to pay tribute to their music, to keep it alive and new and fresh, is the greatest compliment to their genius.”
He continues; “To give an audience a taste of their music live, onstage, creates an atmosphere of magic and nostalgia for some and a new discovery for others.”
Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen has all the elements to make for an eventful, memorable time out and audiences will enjoy an unforgettable 2-hour journey of pure nostalgic rock delight!
Joseph’s “Queen-roots” lie in the 90’s when he starred in Queen At The Opera, one of the most successful productions in South Africa. Apart from being a regular soloist with symphony orchestras in South Africa, Joseph has been the lead vocalist with the NNO (Noord Nederlands Orkest), since 2009, performing throughout the Netherlands, including the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Born and raised in Texas, Joseph left his ballet career in America when he was brought to South Africa to dance the lead role in Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet.
He soon expanded to musical theatre and won immediate acclaim and national awards for dancing, acting and singing. Musical theatre roles include Buddy in The Buddy Holly Story, Riff/Bernardo in West Side Story, El Gallo opposite pop star Jason Donovan in The Fantasticks, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, the narrator in Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Anthony in Sweeney Todd and Whizzer in March Of The Falsettos.
One of the highlights of his career was singing for Nelson Mandela at his 85th Birthday.
“For me Joseph Clark has long been one of the great interpreters of Queen’s music and he certainly doesn’t disappoint with this magical performance. His vocal versatility comes magnificently to the fore as he moves effortlessly from the quiet ballads, to blues, to rock.” – Journalist Peter Feldman (Artslink.co.za)
Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen is on at Sun Arena, Time Square, Menlyn Maine, for 3 shows only from Friday 20 – Sunday 22 July 2018.
Performances on Friday and Saturday are at 20h00 and Sunday at 15h00.
Ticket prices range from R200 – R450 and bookings can be made through Computicket either online at www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000.
The duration of the show is 2 hours 15 minutes including interval.
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